Monday, August 15, 2022

Iran Handicrafts

World’s Largest Pictorial Carpet Woven in Iran for China

The largest pictorial carpet of the world has been woven in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.

Iranian Family Making ‘Alamat’ for Generations

Manufacturing Alamat, a symbolic banner made of metal used in Muharram mourning rituals, has become a family profession for the Hosseinis in downtown Tehran.

Tehran Hosting Handmade Carpet Exhibition

The 28th edition of Tehran Handmade Carpet Exhibition has opened in the Iranian capital, showcasing a wide range of products from Iran's carpet industry.

Tehran Hosting Annual Handicrafts Expo

The 32nd edition of Iran’s National Handicrafts Exhibition has gotten underway in capital Tehran.

Chaleshtor; A Village Where Lock Isn’t Just a Thing

Lock is much more than a piece of equipment for many Iranians, especially those in the south-western village of Chaleshtor whose ancestors have been the best lock makers in the country.

Iranian Inmates Making Wood, Leather Handicrafts in Prison

Prisoners in a jail in Iran’s Isfahan are using their leisure time to make some money by making wood and leather handicrafts in industrial workshops.

Story of Pottery Entrepreneur Who Started from Ground Zero

A creative Iranian entrepreneur has created dozens of jobs in his pottery business and exports his products to different countries.

Tabriz Artists Weave World’s first 600sqm Carpet

Artists from the Iranian city of Tabriz in East Azarbaijan province have woven the world’s first 600-square-metre carpet after six years of work.

Street in Tehran Officially Called ‘Handicrafts Parade’

Tehran City Council has given a street in downtown Tehran the title of “Handicrafts Parade” on the occasion of the World Handicrafts Day, which is annually marked on June 10.

Handicrafts of Isfahan’s Jolfa: Epitome of Iranian-Armenian Art

Jolfa, an ancient neighbourhood of Isfahan, is known for its traditional arts which make up an important part of the history of handicrafts in Isfahan province.

Iranian Lady Keeping Decades-Old Legacy Alive

Shahrbanoo is an Iranian woman who has managed to preserve the legacy of her ancestors in the town of Sorkheh in the east-central Iranian province of Semnan, which is one of the hubs of weaving in Iran.

Unique Art of Gold Making in Yazd

The history of Zargari or the manufacturing of jewels in Iran’s historical city of Yazd dates back to two thousand years ago based on reliable evidence.

Iranian Artworks Warmly Received at French Biennial of Fine Craft

Works by 10 Iranian artists have received a warm welcome at the Fine Craft Biennial Exhibition recently held in Paris.

Iranian Robes: Fire-Proof, Snake-Repellent

Special robes are woven in the Iranian city of Nain which are quite resistant, fire-proof, and even snake-repellent, and have medicinal properties for those wearing them.

World’s Largest Copper Tray Built in Iran’s Zanjan

A senior Iranian official says the world's largest copper tray has been built in Iran’s Zanjan province upon the order of the Emir of one of the Persian Gulf states.

Pateh-Sewing; Folk Art of Women in Iran’s Kerman

Pateh is one of the most common and unique needlework arts in the Iranian province of Kerman.

Iranian Woman Making a Living by Weaving Baskets

An Iranian woman living in Kurdistan province, western Iran, runs her simple life by weaving baskets with twigs.

Chugha; Hand-Woven Sleeveless Coat for Iranian Nomads

Chugha or Chukha is a sleeveless coat woven by tribal women for male nomads in southwestern Iran, particularly the Bakhtiari Lur people.

Khoos Doozi; A Beautiful Pricey Handicraft (+Video)

Khoos Doozi is a traditional Iranian needlework which uses narrow plastic strips in various colours for sewing on different clothing.

City of Zanjan; Birthplace of Filigree Art

The city of Zanjan in north-western Iran has been registered as the national city and birthplace of filigree art, which dates back to several thousand years ago.

Verni-Weaving; Nomadic Art Indigenous to Iran’s Ahar

Verni is a flat tapestry which is woven by nomads in the Iranian city of Ahar, and is similar to Kilim and rug when it comes to its texture, raw materials, patterns and so on.

Fash Village; Hub of Musical Instrument Making in Iran

Fash is a unique village in Kermanshah province in Western Iran, where about 150 people are engaged in production of traditional musical instruments.

Turkmen Artists to Perform at Iran’s Kish Island during Nowruz

A group of prominent artists from Turkmenistan are going to participate in the Nowruz events of Kish Island, a major tourist resort in southern Iran.

Sistan & Baluchestan; Home to Ancient Culture, Civilisation

Sistan and Baluchestan province in south-eastern Iran is where one of the world’s oldest cultures and civilizations has been formed and developed.

Iran Exports $490m Worth of Handicrafts in 9 Months

Iran has managed to export $490 million worth of handicrafts during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, said Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

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